Buyers Guide 2017 Honda CB500X Buyer's Guide: Specs & Price

2017 Honda CB500X Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2017 Honda CB500X

Although not really an adventure bike—it sports 17-inch wheels and street tires at both ends—the 2017 Honda CB500X has the look of an adventure machine.

This is a motorcycle for the rider who wants the adventure look, including the roomy upright seating position and a long-distance 4.6-gallon fuel tank.

2017 Honda CB500X Specs and price
2017 Honda CB500X

With a tall windshield, the CB500X can easily be ridden on the road, and a light rider will find it to be a fully satisfactory sport-touring motorcycle, especially if you upgrade the rubber.

The 471cc twin puts out freeway-worthy power, and the 320mm front disc does a good job on its own of slowing down the 428-pound bike. If you’d liked Combined ABS (ABS, plus linked brakes), it is an option that runs just $300, which we think is definitely worth it.

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2017 Honda CB500X Specs:


  • Type: Parallel twin
  • Bore x stroke: 67.0 x 66.8mm
  • Displacement: 471cc
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Valve train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: EFI w/ 34mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: Digital transistorized w/ electronic advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Front suspension: Spring-preload adjustable 41mm forks; 5.5 inches of travel
  • Rear: Linkage-assisted spring-preload adjustable shock; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70×17 radial
  • Rear tire: 160/60×17 radial
  • Front brake: 320mm disc w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Combined ABS: Optional


  • Wheelbase: 55.9 inches
  • Rake: 26.5°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 31.8 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.6 gallons
  • Curb Weight: 428 pounds (standard)

2017 Honda CB500X Color:

  • Candy Rose Red

2017 Honda CB500X Price (MSRP):

  • $6599 (standard)
  • $6899 (ABS)


Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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